When moving to a new city, it’s important to know what specialized medical services are available. The Denver Metro area offers residents several options to choose from. Below is a list of specialized medical centers.
A.C.U.T.E. Medical Center777 Bannock St. Denver, 80204 877-ACUTE-4-U www.denverhealth.org
The Acute, Comprehensive, Urgent Treatment for Eating Disorders Medical Center (A.C.U.T.E.) at Denver Health is a unique ICU/Medical unit for individuals suffering from severe anorexia or bulimia and associated medical complications. A service for patients whose physical conditions have become life-threatening, A.C.U.T.E. is the only hospital program in the nation providing medical treatment with intensive ongoing psychiatric collaboration. The center is specifically designed for those who are physically ill and in crisis.
Behavioral Health Services (BHS)777 Bannock St. Denver, 80204 303-436-5690 www.denverhealth.org
Denver Health’s Behavioral Health Services (BHS) assesses, evaluates and treats patients with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. Services at BHS include the adolescent hospital-based inpatient service, community detoxification and outpatient programs. BHS includes a six-bed acute crisis service, 13-bed adolescent inpatient, and a 44-bed adult inpatient service. The outpatient services provide substance treatment to more than 800 people annually. Denver C.A.R.E.S., a 100-bed detoxification center located off campus, receives 27,000 admits per year.
Colorado Acute Specialty Care1601 N. Lowell Blvd. Denver, 80204 303-899-5166 www.lifecarehospitals.com/our_hospitals_colorado.htm
Located in the Centura Senior Life Center, this hospital provides medical care for acute care patients with multiple conditions. Colorado Acute Specialty Care Hospital practices a transdisciplinary approach to its therapies and services on an individualized basis. Some of the center’s many services include oxygenation monitoring, wounded care, a brain injury program, pharmacological management, pulmonary program, pain management and respiratory monitoring.
Community Health Services (CHS)777 Bannock St. Denver, 80204 303-436-6266 www.denverhealth.org
Operated by Denver Health, CHS is the second oldest and largest community health center program in the United States. In its 40-year history, CHS has expanded into a network of eight community health centers and 12 school-based health clinics serving one out four residents in the City and County of Denver. CHS has more than 320,000 patient contacts annually. CHS is funded by a federal grant and governed by a board of directors appointed by the mayor of Denver.
Craig Hospital3425 S Clarkson St. Englewood, 80113 303-789-8000 www.craighospital.com
The nationally known Craig Hospital was named sixth for rehabilitation in 2008 by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital is a 93-bed, private, not-for-profit, free-standing, acute care and rehabilitation center that provides a comprehensive system of inpatient and outpatient medical care, rehabilitation, neurosurgical rehabilitative care, an equipment company and long-term follow up services. At any given time, Craig has approximately 45-50 patients with spinal cord injury, 25-30 with traumatic brain injury, and 30-50 outpatients. Craig Hospital is designated by the National Institute on Disability Rehabilitation and Research (NIDRR) as a model system center for both spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury.
Devereux Cleo Wallace8405 Church Ranch Blvd. Westminster, 80021 800-456-2536 www.devereux.org
This center specializes in the treatment of psychiatric, emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. A locked unit, the center is designed primarily to treat psychiatric emergencies. An alternative to the center’s inpatient program is partial hospitalization, which provides a structured, therapeutic program during the day. Residential programs are also offered for long-term, intensive treatment.
East West Health Centers8200 E. Belleview Ave. Suite 280 East Tower Greenwood Village, 80111 303-694-5757 www.east-west-health.com
Integrating alternative and traditional medicine, the center provides complementary Eastern and Western healing approaches. Some of the facility’s many services include acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, homeopathic medicine, nutrition counseling, psychology/behavioral health, sports medicine, stress management and women’s health.
The Eating Disorder Center of Denver950 S. Cherry St., Suite 1010 Denver 80246 866-771-0861 www.edcdenver.com
The Eating Disorder Center of Denver is the only facility in Colorado that offers partial hospitalization while providing the highest level of care for adult males and females with anorexia, bulimia and related disorders. Its partial hospitalization program provides comprehensive treatment on an outpatient basis, seven days a week, 11 hours a day. The center also offers an evening intensive outpatient program three days a week, four hours a day, and outpatient services/aftercare for those patients who do not require a more intensive treatment program.
A multidisciplinary team of physicians, clinicians and dietitians are dedicated to helping patients bring about change through empowerment. Working together, the clinical team creates specialized treatment plans that fit each patient’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual and nutritional needs. Patients learn to practice and internalize recovery skills until they can incorporate these behaviors into their way of life. For more information and to schedule a complimentary assessment, call 866-771-0861 or visit the center’s Web site at www.edcdenver.com.
Hospice of Metro Denver (HMD)501 S. Cherry St. Denver, 80246 303-321-2828 www.hospiceofmetrodenver.org
Hospice of Metro Denver serves as the guide within the hospice world to one out of every five patients in Colorado, helping patients regain their sense of control over their lives and help them preserve their dignity. As a licensed hospice and a certified home health agency, HMD has grown to be the largest hospice in the Rocky Mountain region. It has established a reputation of being the most trusted and comprehensive hospice care provider serving the ten-county Denver area.
Kindred Hospital Denver1920 High St. Denver, 80218 303-320-5871 www.kh-denver.com
Located in a four-hospital complex in downtown Denver, Kindred Hospital is certified as a long-term, acute care hospital. Kindred Healthcare is known throughout the Front Range and eastern slopes of Colorado for its pulmonary outcomes and ventilator management. Other services include wound care, rehabilitation, brain injury, nutrition services and pain management.
Mental Health Center of Denver (MHCD)4141 E. Dickenson Place Denver, 80222 303-504-6500 www.mhcd.org
MHCD is a leader in the mental health industry and serves individuals with psychiatric emergencies or mental health illnesses, as well as children of families at risk. More than 7,000 individuals are served every year at 32 area sites. Features include outpatient services, psychiatric services, vocational rehabilitation, school-based services, emergency services, residential treatment, home-based crisis intervention, parent counseling, deaf counseling services and more.
National Jewish Health1400 Jackson St. Denver, 80206 303-388-4461 www.njc.org
For the 13th year in a row, National Jewish Health was named best hospital in the country for the treatment of respiratory disease. U.S. News & World Report continues to place it among the top facilities in its “America’s Best Hospitals” edition.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains950 Broadway Denver, 80203 303-321-PLAN www.plannedparenthood.org/rocky-mountains
Planned Parenthood provides affordable and confidential reproductive health care services to women and men, including birth control, emergency contraception, annual exams, screening for breast and cervical cancer, pregnancy tests, testing and treatment for sexually transmittable diseases, HIV testing and referral, mid-life services, prenatal care and abortion services. Staffed by highly trained professionals, its health centers offer evening and weekend hours. Planned Parenthood has done more to reduce the incidence of abortion and unintended pregnancy than any other health care provider or advocacy group.
Samaritan Counseling Center1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Suite A-210 Denver, 80222 www.samaritancounseling.org
This nonprofit counseling and education center serves children, families, couples and individuals of all faiths. The center offers individual counseling, psychotherapy, couple and family counseling, pre-marriage counseling, professional and community education, and psychological testing and assessment. They also offer consulting services for businesses, schools, congregations and work groups.
Select Specialty Hospital1719 E 19th Ave., Suite 5B Denver, 80218 303-563-3700 www.selectmedicalcorp.com
This long-term acute care hospital treats patients with serious, complex medical conditions. Select Specialty Hospital offers pulmonary care, wound care, medical treatment with rehabilitation services, as well as services for medically complex conditions that require intensive therapy and nursing care. Specialized services include oncology, pediatric care, burns, invasive monitoring, neurological, trauma, telemetry and dialysis.
Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital900 Potomac St. Aurora, 80011 303-367-1166 www.spaldingrehab.com
For more than 40 years, Spalding has brought together specialists from many disciplines to help patients. The types of injuries treated at Spalding include orthopedic, brain injury, stroke, amputee and other neurological or trauma-related conditions. Each team is led by a physiatrist—a physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Other members of the team include rehabilitation nurses, physical and occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, a neuropsychiatrist, a neuropsychologist, dietitians and other health care professionals. Through a collaborative approach, each team focuses on helping patients meet their individual goals. Other specialty designations include acquired brain injury, adaptive driving evaluation and training, audiological evaluation, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities certification in rehabilitation and brain injury, Colorado Performance Excellence Foothills Award, day rehabilitation program, interventional pain center, speech/language pathology, and therapeutic pool/aquatic therapy, as well as neurological, orthopedic, pulmonary, stroke and vision rehabilitation.
Stout Street Clinic2100 Broadway Denver, 80205 303-296-4996 www.coloradocoalition.org
Opened in 1985, the Stout Street Clinic is the main center of the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH). The mission of the clinic is to work collaboratively toward the prevention of homelessness and the creation of lasting solutions for at-risk families, children, and individuals throughout Colorado. CCH advocates for and provides a continuum of housing and a variety of services to improve the health, wellbeing and stability of those it serves.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center1055 Clermont St. Denver, 80220 303-399-8020 www.va.gov/visn19/
The Veterans Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System includes a major referral medical center in Denver. The medical center is affiliated with the medical, pharmacy, and nursing schools of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Residency programs are maintained in internal medicine and surgery and their subspecialties, as well as psychiatry, neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesia, pathology, radiology and dentistry.